Instagram, one of the most popular social media platforms in 2017 also takes the title for most harmful. A study by Time reports that Instagram can be associated with high levels of anxiety, depression, bullying and the fear of missing out. Despite the over-saturation of superficial beauty posts, influencer ads and an influx of “Instagram Models” the platform remains a top choice for user to get their social media fix.
While it seems every other Instagram account is selling products, hopes or dreams, don’t fret; there are plenty of celebrity accounts worth your follow. Especially if you’re looking for strong, powerful women that radiate black girl magic.
From fashionable outfits and style inspiration, to insightful posts and behind-the-scenes imagery of their day-to-day lives, the following Instagram accounts will add value to your timeline. Thank us later.
1. Tracee Ellis Ross – @traceeellisross
Tracee Ellis Ross’ Instagram is the definition of style and grace. Follow her account for chic selfies, moments with her Black-ish castmates, inspirational posts and the occasional throwback photo of superstar mom Diana Ross.
2. Monica – @monicabrown
R&B singer Monica has an Instagram account full of joy. Her photos range from adorable family moments to awesome outfits. Monica also uploads posts to inspire her fans and followers.
3. Amanda Seales – @amandaseales
Amanda Seales is the comedienne everyone needs on their timeline. Amanda’s posts are “smart, funny and black” as she describes herself in her bio. She frequently uploads PSAs to her Instagram story feed and fills her page with artsy selfies, cute outfits and positive messages. (Check out our recent interview with Amanda here)
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4. Taraji P Henson – @tarajiphenson
Taraji’s Instagram is full of glamour shots and fan art anyone can enjoy. The actress posts red-carpet moments, funny and inspirational posts as well as moments with her cast-mates from Empire. Taraji also posts music she enjoys to her Instagram feed.
5. Michelle Williams – @michellewilliams
Michelle Williams Instagram is a home for positive vibes and has no space for negative energies. Michelle Williams uploads include superstar style and motivational quotes.
6. June Ambrose – @juneambrose
June Ambrose style extraordinaire has an Instagram account overflowing with love, family and of course, fashion. June Ambrose frequently uploads quirky photos and videos, motivational quotes and never hesitates to make a statement.
7. Gabrielle Union-Wade – @gabunion
Gabrielle Union-Wade’s Instagram is a source for black love, fabulous fashions and Being Mary Jane. Her uploads featuring hubby Dwyane Wade are relationship goals. Gabrielle Union-Wade shows off her a-list style, an occasional tasty plate of food and support for other actresses.
8. Tia Mowry – @tiamowry
Tia Mowry has an Instagram feed full of family posts, effortless style and the occasional throwback photo of her and twin sister Tamera. Tia’s husband and children are no stranger to her Instagram feed and followers get a first-hand look of their fun family life.
9. Angela Simmons – @angelasimmons
Angela Simmons posts amazing food, amazing fashion and adorable family photos. Besides her vegan plates and killer style, Angela Simmons uploads encouraging posts that can inspire anyone.
10. Tina Knowles Lawson – @mstinalawson
Mother Tina Knowles Instagram has posts to inspire and admire. Tina Knowles Lawson uploads videos and photos that share personal moments of her life. She also uses her Instagram account to uplift and frequently celebrates her superstar daughters Beyonce and Solange.